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The Pirates have been Busy with some Weathering

Milepost 819 It goes without saying that railroading is a very dirty business. All railroad equipment is subjected to the elements and is seldom if ever washed unless it is a part of either a crack passenger train or the company’s publicity mill. But weathering is something...
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A Case of False Advertising?

Milepost 818 A while ago, I commented on an image sent to me by my friend Ray that was a drawing of a car from a very old railroad publication. Of course, it was of the Nickel Plate Line so I was immediately interested. (See Milepost 812 published on March 17) Well, I asked Ray...

Summer Vacation?

Hot town, summer in the city – Lovin’ Spoonful A certain sign that summer cannot be too far away is the fact that the calendar here at work is filling up with dates taken for vacation. There is a science in selecting precious vacation days. Don’t want to crowd...
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Disaster may Strike the Nickel Plate’s Eastern Division!

Milepost 817 Is your Layout Ready for Obamacare? IRS & Dept. of Health & Human Services Offers Checklist To get you Ready for Universal Health Care Implementation. Right on the heels of a recent announcement by the FRA that all plastic cast-on grab irons & ladders...
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NWORRP Fish Fry Saturday Night

Milepost 816 The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation group will be holding a FISH FRY on Saturday, April 5, from 5pm to 8pm at their current location at 11600 County Road 99 in Findlay. Cost of the dinner is $8 per person. The flyer that I was given doesn’t say for sure...

Heading Downtown?

The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow – Jimi Hendrix Really don’t have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay’s downtown because I don’t fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have...

Heading Downtown?

The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow – Jimi Hendrix Really don’t have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay’s downtown because I don’t fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have...
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A Special Car

Milepost 815 On numerous occasions, I’ve talked about a lot of the neat things that come your way once people know that you are a train nut like I am. And that’s the short history behind this car. It was only a month after my mother had passed away that we once again...
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More on the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad

Milepost 814 I mentioned last time that a newspaper clipping piqued my interest in the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad and how one could use Sanborn Maps to locate now abandoned railroads in cities where those maps were drawn. The map above shows the FFW&W as a red...
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Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western… Among other Names

Milepost 813 My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with a copy of this newspaper clipping from THE COURIER, showing a photo of the last run of a train between Findlay and Vanlue back in 1932. This sparked a discussion of the line, where it came into town and where it went....